Program for Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television takes place at multiple locations within the Sony Pictures Studios Post-Production Department. All locations are within close proximity of each other, with main panels and exhibition in the Sound Department re-recording stages.


CLICK HERE for a PDF map of the facilities.

CLICK HERE for complete MIX Panel Series Program [Burt Lancaster Theater]

CLICK HERE for complete Production Sound Pavilion Program [Streisand Scoring Stage]

CLICK HERE for complete Composers Lounge Program [Anthony Quinn Theater]

CLICK HERE for complete Master Class/Demo Series program [William Holden Theater]





8:00 a.m.: Registration Opens


8:15 – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast — Commissary


9:30 a.m.: Keynote Speech: Tom Holkenborg
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well at the vanguard of exciting new film composers. His film scoring credits include Mad Max Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Divergent, Brimstone, and the forthcoming Justice League and Dark Tower.


10:00 a.m.: Exhibits Open


10:30 a.m.: Production Sound Pavilion — Streisand Scoring Stage
Parade of Carts & Bags
A popular showcase of production sound mixer’ carts, this year we also recognize those who work more in a more portable fashion from their production bags. See the latest innovations in production sound equipment handling as professionals display, with pride, their signature sound carts and sound bags.


10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Scoring Process: The Music Team, Relationships and Mentoring
After a composer writes a score, the process of getting music to the screen requires a team of professionals working collaboratively and creatively. Who does what? And how do you build a music team?

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Bill Ross


10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


11:00 a.m.: MIX Panel Series—Editing
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen

There are big budgets and small budgets, big productions and small productions—but no matter the size or scale of the project, the audio team has to create high-quality sound for multiple delivery formats, immersive and stereo. As the demands increase, so do the challenges facing post-production sound artists. This panel will outline how sound supervisors approach different type budgets and different type formats, from 5.1 stems to immersive tracks for Theatrical, Television, and home theater and streaming delivery. The key is that workflows and decision-making need to be flexible and innovative.  (Sponsored by MPSE)


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Music Editing: Temp Music, Scoring Session and the Dub Stage
The music editor provides the link to all music in a project—from source, to stems to final print master. Here we find out how it works day to day, from both the composer’s and music editor’s point of view.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: TBA


11:30 a.m.: Production Sound Pavilion — Streisand Scoring Stage
Meet the Production Sound Crew
Production Mixer, Boom Operator, Utility Person discuss the specific of their jobs.

Listen, learn, and ask questions
Moderator: Chris Howland
Panelists: TBA


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
Westlake Pro


12:15 – 1:15 pm: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Feature Score, Film: TBA


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


12:30 – 1:30: Lunch


1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater
RSPE Audio Solutions


1:30 p.m.: MIX Panel Series—Mixing
From Mic to Mix
Hear from production and post production experts in Feature Films and TV as they discuss their specific crafts in production, editing, and re-recording. Learn what each wants from the other, and why. (Sponsored by CAS)


2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Music on the Dub Stage: Finding the Balance With Dialog and Effects
The music editor represents the music team on the re-recording stage, working with the supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer to find the right balance scene by scene with dialog and effects.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Kevin O’Connell, Kelly Oxford


2:30 p.m.: Production Sound Pavilion — Streisand Scoring Stage
RF Coordination in a Shrinking Spectrum
Frequency Coordinators from three of the busiest lots in Los Angeles discuss their jobs and the future challenges of using wireless microphone as RF spectrum gets smaller and more crowded.

Phil Palmer, Moderator
Panelists: Tim Holly, CBS; Ara Mikharian, Warner Bros.; Adam Imada, Sony


2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
New Life for Documentaries: Original Music With Feature Film Impact
Television and streaming have opened up all kinds of opportunities for documentary filmmakers, including larger budgets for the creation of original music and feature-style scores.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Pinar Toprak, Barnaby Taylor


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: MIX Panel Series—Technology
Immersive sound experiences are breaking traditional barriers and reaching consumers in more ways than ever before, and with platforms such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D, content creators are engaging their audiences with the help of superior audio. But how does it all come together, on time and under budget? Learn how content creators are expanding and streamlining their workflows to meet the demands of multiple content delivery formats. Moderated by Westlake Pro CTO Jonathan Deans, panelists will discuss everything from how to set up workflows for switching between multiple immersive formats to how they meet the demands of new consumer technologies. (Sponsored by Westlake Pro)


3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Music in 360: Scoring for Games, VR and Augmented Reality
The frontiers of Immersive Sound for the consumer, whether played back in headphones or a physical space, will be driven by videogames and the impending tsunami of content for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Note: It’s all-new, and it all has music.

Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Garry Shiman, Richard Devine, Joel Douek


4:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Master Class/Demo Series — William Holden Theater


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Composers Lounge — Anthony Quinn Theater
Featured Score, Television: TBA


6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close


6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception, Calley Park


7:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Sound Reel Showcase. William Holden Theater